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KEEP WALKING

Walking the roads of our youth through the land of our childhood, our home and our truth
Be near me, guide me, always stay beside me so I can be free, free
Let’s roam this place familiar and vast, our playground of green frames our past
We were wanderers never lost, always home
When every place was fenceless and time was endless, our ways were always the same
Cool my demons and walk with me brother until our roads lead us away from each other
And if your heart’s full of sorrow, keep walking, don’t rest
And promise me from heart to chest to never let your memories die, Never
I will always be alive and by your side in your mind. I’m free. 

Script from the Johnnie Walker online ad Dear Brother 
by John Reilly

   Thinking of my big, big brother today on his birthday. Miss you forever Bobby!



These preppy striped cookies look like they took hours to decorate. Using a stencil and airbrush these sweet squares were fast and fun to decorate. They were baked with love and sent to my dear friend and aunt.


Plaid Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #3
AmeriColor Airbrush Colors (Sky Blue, Avocado)
Preppy Stripes Stencil 
Airbrush Kit


Outline cookie with #3 tip in white icing.
Flood cookie with white icing. Let dry overnight.

Place the stencil on cookie.

Spray airbrush color onto the cookie.

Gently lift stencil.

Let dry 45 minutes.

Turn cookie. Place the stencil on cookie. 

Spray airbrush color onto cookie.

Gently lift stencil.

 Let dry 45 minutes.
 



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SHOOTING STAR COOKIES/ Success Story



The title refers to a special friend who recently became a United States citizen. Andres is my hairdresser and one of the most genuine persons I know. We met three years ago when he began styling my hair and, as with many of his clients, a friendship evolved.

Born and raised in South America, he knew from a young age that he was born to cut hair. Much to his sister’s chagrin he cut and styled the hair of her dolls. At age 9 he was doing hair for ladies in his neighborhood. As a young adult he went on to train as a stylist and colorist, although for him it came naturally and schooling was simply a formality. Years before trends become popular in hair design they are already part of his repertoire. He eventually made his way to the States, worked in various salons and then his dream … to open his own salon. Last spring he opened a newly-designed shop with a chic, modern decor and state-of-the art equipment. Did I mention he designed every detail? He did not allow obstacles to stand in his way but maintained his laser-sharp focus to achieve his aspiration. Along the way he found a true, lifelong love, created loyal friendships, inspires his clients and now is an American citizen.

The shooting start cutter is from the graduation collection but can be used for any occasion,  including St. Paddy’s Day. An assortment of pastel colors were used on this cookie for a baby shower theme.


Shooting Star Cookies
Shooting Star Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Yellow with Wilton Ivory and Wilton Yellow
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Pink with Wilton Ivory and Wilton Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Green with Wilton Ivory, Wilton Brown and Wilton Yellow
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Violet with Wilton Ivory, Wilton Blue and Wilton Pink
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Paintbrush
Meringue Powder
Yellow Sanding Sugar

Outline starburst with #2 tip in yellow icing.
Flood starburst with yellow icing. Let sit 20 minutes.

Outline and flood middle section of rainbow in pink. Let sit 20 minutes.

Outline and flood end section of rainbow in violet.

Outline and flood end section or rainbow in green. Let dry overnight.

Mix 1 tsp meringue powder and 1½ tsp water. Stir until smooth.

Using a paintbrush apply to cookie. Sprinkle starburst with yellow sanding sugar.
Gently shake off excess. Let dry 45 minutes.




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MINI LEMON TARTS/ Lights, Camera, Shoot!



Now into my fourth year of blogging, I recently upgraded my camera equipment. I was content to take cookie photos and movie tutorials with my easy and uncomplicated point-and-shoot camera. The downside was that time was required to tweak the photos before posting on this site. My husband, who is a photography buff has all kinds of fancy camera equipment and he often suggested using one of his cameras. I resisted the bulky and oh so complicated camera as things like aperture and shutter speed make my mind spin. I was content with my lightweight digital camera until the zoom feature stopped working. Well, my favorite present this past Christmas is my new compact Canon EOS Rebel. I just love the automatic features and there is even a setting for photographing food. The best part is that it takes less time to edit photos and my readers should enjoy sharper images. Come see my practice shots.

 




These Mini Lemon Tarts are made with only two ingredients and perfect for an easy dessert or brunch.



 
Two-Ingredient Mini Lemon Tarts
Athens Mini-Phyllo Shells (1 box)
Curdelicious Lemon curd
 



(Source: Harrowgatefinefoods.com) 
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